Newsletter 12 March 2020
In this newsletter attention for the following:
- KNMI Data Centre (KDC) and KNMI Data Platform (KDP) transition phase
- A brief review of the maintenance of the KNMI Data Centre (KDC) on 2 March 2020
- Questions received in response to the digital transformation
- Explanation KNMI Open Data download facility
- Invitation to participate in the development of 'radar data API’s’
KNMI Data Centre (KDC) and KNMI Data Platform (KDP) transition phase
In our previous newsletter, we announced the transition from the current KNMI Data Centre (KDC) to the new KNMI Data Platform (KDP). FTP and HTTP downloads will be replaced by API downloads. The conversion from KDC to KDP will only affect the way of downloading data, not the data products we offer.
The plan is to switch from KDC to KDP from the end of March 2020. We will use the month April as a transition phase in which both FTP/HTTP and API will be parallel available. This will give you time to convert data scripts, testing them and asking questions you may have.
A brief review of the maintenance of the KNMI Data Centre (KDC) on 2 March 2020
In order to improve our services, we carried out maintenance on Monday 2 March 2020. As a result, the KNMI Data Centre was unavailable for a large part of the day. At the end of the working day, the KDC was back online without any problems.
Questions received in response to the digital transformation
As a result of our reporting on the digital transformation at KNMI we received questions. Below are some of the questions we would like to share with the readers of the newsletter:
Explanation KNMI Open Data download facility
The KNMI Open Data download facility, KDC/KDP, is used to make Open Data available for reuse. That is: actively making data available as free downloadable files. Our aim is to make KNMI data available and accessible to as many parties as possible. However, the service that comes with this free downloads is restricted in cost point of view. The download facility and its capacity is limited to an effort obligation on availability and timeliness. Service conditions do not apply to Open Data use. KNMI has an alternative: a (payment) option for data downloads with a Service Level Agreement. If you are interested in this facility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invitation to participate in the development of 'radar data API’s’
At this moment we have received a number of responses to participate in the development of the 'radar data API’s'. We will start developing these radardata API’s in April. There are different working methods to participate in the development depending on the availability and time of the interested people. For example: participation in a design sprint, API design workshop, testing of API versions, Radar API hackaton. Together with the interested people we will choose a form.
Not registered yet but interested? You can still register by sending an email to email@example.com with Radar API as subject, then we will contact you to discuss this.